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6:54 pm - 07/29/2010

"100 most influential Japanese people" as chosen on the internet



Around mid-June, eight prominent Japanese sites conducted the same online poll and compiled all the votes received together - a total of around 265,000 votes - into one comprehensive ranking. The question asked was which Japanese person they considered most influential, and here are the full ranking results:


100 most influential Japanese people ranking

*Note: any repeating numbers you see means they were tied for the same spot.

01. Kitano Takeshi (filmmaker)
02. Ichiro (baseball player)
02. Naoto Kan (Prime Minister)
04. Ozawa Ichiro (House of Representatives member)
05. Koizumi Junichiro (former Prime Minister)
06. Shimada Shinsuke (Talent)
07. Hatoyama Yukio (former Prime Minister)
08. Renho (Minister for Administrative Reforms)
09. Higashikokubaru Hideo (governor of Miyazaki)
10. Honda Keisuke (soccer player)
11. Morita Kazuyoshi (talent)
12. Minomonta (talent)
13. Ishikawa Ryo (golf player)
14. Son Masayoshi (Softbank CEO)
15. Asada Mao (figure skater)
16. Akashiya Sanma (talent)
17. Kimura Takuya (talent)
18. Hashimoto Tooru (govenor of Osaka)
19. Miyazaki Hayao (filmmaker)
20. Aso Taro (former Prime Minster)
21. Matsumoto Hitoshi (talent)
22. Ikegami Akira (journalist)
23. Ishihara Shintaro (Govenor of Tokyo)
24. Arashi (idol group)
25. Masuzoe Yoichi (New Party for Reform representative)
26. Hamasaki Ayumi (singer)
27. Nakata Hidetoshi (former soccer player)
28. Koizumi Shinjiro (parliament member)
29. Kamei Shizuka (Kokumin Shinto representative)
30. Nishimura Hiroyuki (2ch founder)
31. AKB48 (idol group)
32. Masuwaka Tsubasa (model)
32. Murakami Haruki (author)
34. Ikeda Daisaku (Soka Gakkai International president)
35. Tokoro George (talent)
36. Fukuyama Masaharu (singer)
37. Mizuki Nana (voice actor)
38. Sakurai Sho (talent)
39. Ota Hikari (talent)
40. Akimoto Yasushi (producer)
41. Matsui Hideki (baseball player)
42. Matsumoto Jun (talent)
43. Okada Takeshi (soccer coach)
44. Horie Takafumi (Livedoor founder)
45. Toyoda Akio (Toyota president)
46. Wada Akiko (singer)
47. Maeda Atsuko (talent)
48. Ohno Satoshi (talent)
49. Ninomiya Kazunari (talent)
50. Oda Eiichiro (manga artist)
51. Aiba Masaki (talent)
52. Amuro Namie (singer)
53. Kimura Kaela (singer)
54. Sawajiri Erika (talent)
55. Nagashima Shigeo (former Giants manager with lifelong honours)
56. Nakamura Shunsuke (soccer player)
57. Oshima Yuko (talent)
58. Yanai Tadashi Fast Retailing founder and CEO)
59. Hara Tatsunori (Giants manager)
60. Sadahara Oh (Softbank Hawks chairman)
61. Nishino Kana (singer)
62. Shirakawa Masaaki (Bank of Japan president)
63. EXILE (vocal & dance unit)
64. Watanabe Tsuneo (Yomiuri Shimbun chief)
65. Miyamoto Shigeru (Nintendo managing director)
66. Kazuyo Katsuma (economic analyst)
67. Shimura Ken (talent)
68. Matsuoka Shuzo (former tennis player)
69. Kitagawa Keiko (actress)
70. Yashiki Takajin (talent)
71. Egashira 2:50 (talent)
72. Yonekura Hiromasa (Japan Business Federation chairman)
73. Miyane Seiji (freelance announcer)
74. Abe Shinzo (former Prime Minister)
75. Toriyama Akira (manga artist)
76. Anno Hideaki (filmmaker)
77. Edano Yukio (chief secretary of the Democratic Party)
78. ZUN (creator)
79. Maehara Seiji (Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism)
79. Yazawa Eikichi (singer)
81. Kamiji Yusuke (talent)
82. Ito Terry (director)
83. Matsuko DX (talent)
84. Sakamoto Ryuichi (musician)
85. Haruna Ai (talent)
86. Tanigaki Sadakazu (Liberal Democratic Party president)
87. Ishiba Shigeru (Liberal Democratic Party chairman)
88. Becky (talent)
89. SMAP (idol group)
90. Inamori Kazuo (JAL president)
91. Ichihara Hayato (actor)
92. Iwata Satoru (Nintendo president)
93. Funayama Kumiko (talent)
94. hyde (musician)
95. Tanaka Marcus Tulio (soccer player)
96. Fujiwara Motoo (musician)
97. Koda Kumi (singer)
97. Watanabe Yoshimi (Your Party representative)
99. Mikitani Hiroshi (Rakuten Inc. CEO)
100. Kuroyanagi Tetsuko (actress)
100. Mitsuhashi Takaoki (author)


Sites involved in the poll: Ameba, Infoseek Rakuten, getnews.jp, Niconico Douga, Hatena, @peps! Chips, Mobage Town, MSN Sankei news


Source: MSN Sankei news
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